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ANNUAL REPORT 









of the: 



TOWx^ OF CHELMSFORD 



SHOWING THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



FOR THE 



FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 28, 1875, 



LOWELL, MASS.: 

STONE, HUSE & CO., BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, No. 130 CENTRAL STREET, 

1875. 



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TOWN CLERK'S REPORT, 

For the Year Ending February 28, 1875. 

Number of births — males, 30 ; females, 32, 62 

Number of marriages, 23 

Number of deaths — males, 21 ; females, 27, 48 

Number of clogs licensed — males, 146; females, 6, 152 

Amount received for licenses, $322 00 

Deduct fees, 20 cts. for each license, 30 40 

Leaving balance paid into the county treasury, 1291 60 

GEO. A. PARKHURST, 

Town Cleric. 



STATEMENT FROM ASSESSORS' BOOK, 

May 1, 1874. 

Number of polls, 697 

Value of personal estate, $351,020 00 

Value of real estate, 1,323,515 00 

Total valuation, 

Number of dwelling houses, 

Number of horses, 

Number of cows, 

Number of sheep, 

Number of acres of land taxed in Town s 
Assessed on each poll, for State, County^ 

and Town purposes, 

Rate on property, for State, County, and 

Town purposes, (per $1000) 

Assessed on each poll lor highways, 

Rate on property, for highways, (pr. $1000) 

State tax, $2,460 00 

County tax, 1,683 38 

Appropriation for schools, 5,000 00 

Repairing highways, 2,000 00 

Town charges, 12,000 00 

Overlayings, 368 18 

Total tax for State, County, and Town pur- 
poses, including highways, $23,511 56 



$1,674,535 00 


491 


389 


674 


16 


14,782 


$2 00 


12 00 


50 


1 00 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN 

Of the Town of Chelmsford foe the Year ending Feb. 28, '75. 



STATEMENT OF EXPENSES. 

Public Schools for 1873. 

Paid A. G. McAllister, teaching High School, 

No. 1 $260 00 

Miss M. E. Dad mun, teaching High School 

No. 1 104 00 

Miss J. A. Kidder, teaching Mixed School 

No. 5 117 00 

A. E. Lake, teaching High School No 8. 325 00 
Miss J. L. Howard, « « " 97 50 $903 50 
L. Emerson, care of school-house and pre- 
paring wood, No. 1 23 50 

Otis Byam, care of school-house No. 5. . 6 50 
N. B. Edwards, care of school-house 

No. 8 17 00 47 00 

S. O. Cummings & Co., supplies, No. 1. . 7 99 

" " No. 3 . . 25 

" No. 5 . . 42 

N. B. Edwards, supplies, No. 8 2 72 

No. 9 1 60 

No. 10 92 13 90 

" repairs, No. 10 1 00 

" services as committee. . . 100 00 

E. H. Warren, " " ... 100 00 200 00 

Knapp & Morey, print'g committee report 23 00 

$1,188 40 
Public Schools for 1874. 

Paid A. G. McAllister, High School No 1, 40 

weeks $1,160 00 

Amount carried forward . ......:...... $1,160 00 



Amount brought forward $1,160 00 



Paid Miss M. E. Dadraun, High School No. 1, 

40 weeks 

Mrs. M. J. Cummings, Primary School 

No. 1, 9 weeks 

Miss Dora C. Russell, Primary School 

No. 1, 22 weeks 

Miss E. L. Spalding, Mixed School No. 2, 

28 weeks 

Miss J. L. Wright, Mixed School No. 3, 

16 weeks 

Miss M. C. Hyde, Mixed School No. 3, 7 

weeks 

Miss S. L. Gibbs, Mixed School No. 3, 5 

weeks 

Miss E. J. Marshal], Mixed School No. 4, 

28 weeks 

Miss A. P. Mansfield, Mixed School No. 

5, 28 weeks 

Miss J. L. Kidder, Mixed School No. 5, 

3 weeks 

Miss Mary A. Marshall, Mixed School 

No. 6, 13f weeks 

Miss Clara Butterfield, Mixed School No. 

6, 9 weeks 

Miss S. M. Hyde, Mixed School No. 6, 

5f weeks . „ 

Miss E. L. Burgess, Mixed School No. 7, 

9 weeks 

Miss S. M. Emerson, Mixed School No. 7, 

8 weeks , 

Miss Clara Butterfield, Mixed School No. 

7, 11 weeks 

A. E. Lake, High School No. 8, 15 weeks 
Miss J. L.Howard, " "1 

Miss M. A. Paul, " " 13f " 

B. V. Harmon, " " 24 " 
Miss M. A. Ames, Interm. " 9 " 
Miss N. A. Kimball, " " 19 " 
Miss L. A. Allen, Primary " 28 " 
Miss E. L. Burgess, " " 19 " 
Miss J. M. Nesmith, Mixed No. 9, 5f " 
Miss S. M. Taylor, Grammar No. 10, 28 

weeks 

Miss L. A. Spalding, Primary No. 10, 28 

weeks 

Willard Parker, wood for school No. 1 . . 



368 00 

72 00 
175 00 
215 00 
128 00 

63 00 

45 00 
235 00 
228 00 

27 00 
114 20 

72 00 

48 60 

63 00 

64 00 

88 00 

375 00 

7 50 

107 20 

540 00 

72 00 
181 00 
234 00 
162 00 

48 60 

234 00 

234 00 $5,361 10 
7 50 



Amounts carried forward . 



50 $5,361 10 



A mounts brought forward . 



Paid J. A. Bartlett, wood for school No. 1 . . . 
• S. O. Cummings & Co., wood, school No. 1 

E. H. Warren, wood for school No. 1 . . . 
L. F. Emerson, preparing wood for school 

No. 1 

H. E. Putnam, wood for school No. 2 . . . 
I. H. Smith, wood for schools Nos. 2 & 9 

" " preparing do, " " " 

D. W. Bickford, wood for school No. 3. 
Chas. Sweetser, " " "4. 

E.H.Warren, " " "4. 

D. W. Bickford, " " "5. 

J. A. Dix, " " "6. 

B.J.Spalding, " " "7. 

Samuel T. Wright, " " "8. 

N.B.Edwards, " " " 8. 

" " preparing wood," " 8. 

J. N. Perrv, wood for ." "10. 

N.B.Edwards, " " « 10., 

" " preparing wood, " " 10, , 

L. F. Emerson, care school-house " 1. 

A. I. Emerson, " " " 1 . 

B. J. Spalding, " " "2. 
J.L.Wright, " " "3. 
Geo. Hutchino-s, « " « 3. 

F. A. Russell, " " "4. 
Otis Bynm, " " "5. 
Harry Wright, " " "6. 
B. J.'Spalding, " " "7. 
N.B.Edwards, " « "8. 
I. H. Smith, " " "9. 
N. B.- Edwards, " " " 10. 



Appropriation $5,000 00 

School Fund income 257 49 

Overdrawn 



$7 50 $5,361 10 

71 38 

1 60 

2 81 



16 50 

1 25 
38 75 

6 75 
31 86 
27 60 

2 40 

21 50 

22 00 
9 00 

51 00 
53 00 
16 50 
50 00 



5 00 

8 50 

17 50 

31 50 



50 

00 



6 00 



50 
50 
50 
00 



57 37 

5 50 

30 50 



5,257 49 
$726 88 



444 90 



178 37 



$5,984 37 



SCHOOL EXPENSES. 

Paid S. O. Cummings & Co., supplies for 

School No. 1, 

A. G. McAllister, do. do., 

N. B. Edwards, . " ;.... 

E. H. Warren, " 

Amount carried forward 



$10 


84 


39 


50 


10 


55 


3 


00 



$63 89 



Amount brought forward $63 89 

Paid N. B. Edwards, supplies for school No. 2, 55 

S. O. Cummings & Co., " '* " 3, 1 00 
N. B. Edwards, supplies for Schools Nos. 

3, 4, 5 and 6, 80 

S. O. Cuminings & Co., supplies for School 

No. 4, 2 34 

S. O. Cuminings & Co., supplies for School 

No. 5, 1 00 

M. A. Marshall, supplies for School No. 6, 40 

N. B. Edwards, " «« « . ' " 7, 5 72 

B. J. Spalding, " " « " 7, 38 

N. B. Edwards, " " " « 8, 34 41 

I. H. Smith, « " « " 9, 2 30 

N. B. Edwards, « « " * 10, 12 42 125 21 

E. H. Warren, repairs on School-house 

No. 1, 14 88 

J. C. Kittredge, do. do., ... 8 50 

H. B. Marshal], " 15 92 

T. Costello '& Co., " 6 55 

H. E. Putnam, repairs on School-house 

No. 2, 2 25 

N. B. Edwards, do. do., 1 92 

Eli P. Parker, repairs on School-house 

No. 3, 18 55 

E. H. Warren, repairs on School-house 

No. 4, 1 00 

J. A. Dix, repairs on School-house No. 6, 8 28 

M. A. Marshall, do. do., 13 

B. J. Spalding, repairs on School-house 

No. 7, 1 00 

James Burns, repairs on School-house 

No. 8, 10 75 

H. W. Woodward, do. do., 38 57 

Silver & Gay, do. do., 23 20 

S. P. Sampson, do. do., 149 80 

N. B. Edwards, do. do., 39 45 

I. H. Smith, repairs on School-house 

No. 9, 4 03 

N. B. Edwards, repairs on School-house 

No. 10, 11 35 356 13 

H. B. Marshall, on account of salary as 

Superintendent of Schools, 100 00 

A. G. McAllister, books for Book Agency, 14 85 

~W- 1596 19 



ROADS AND BRIDGES. 

Paid James B. Emerson, District No. 1, $230 10 

Edwin Daren, " "2, 91 00 

William J. Stevens, « "3, 165 50 

E. F. Dupee, " "4, 153 50 

Sanford Hazen, " "5, 125 55 

N. C. Bean, << "6, 106 75 

John A. Dix, " "7, 186 88 

Robert Fletcher, " "8, 126 95 

Samuel T. Wright, " "9, 6*0 00 

Jacob Spalding, 5« "10, 91 00 

J. C. Butterfield, " "11, 145 90 $2,043 13 

Appropriation, $2,000 00 

Overdrawn, 43 13 

Special Repairs of Highways. 

Paid S. P. Perham, 
E. F. Dupee, 
Sanford Hazen, 
S. T. Wright, 
Whithead & Tallant, 
Jacob Spalding, 
J. C. Butterfield, 
George Mills (in 1873,) " "11,.... 180 $28119 

WELL AT SCHOOL-HOUSE No. 5. 

Paid George O. Hatchings, digging and ston- 
ing well, $76 29 

Jonathan Larcom, platform for well, 3 55 

J. B. Emerson, grading at well, 2 00 

Ziba Gay, for pump and setting, 27 12 $108 96 

RECEIVING TOMB AND FENCE AT CEMETERY AT 
SOUTH CHELMSFORD. 

Paid S. P. Sampson, building tomb, $325 00 

M. C. Warren & Co., tomb lock, 4 50 

Silver Ac Gay, tomb door, hinges and 

hanging, 21 27 

B. O. Robbins, grading, 21 50 

G. O. Hatchings, " 3 50 

Jonathan Larcom, Fence, 202 25 $578 02 

Appropriation, $800 00 

Stone sold, 10 00 810 00 

Balance not expended, 231 98 



District No. 1,. . . 


$10 00 


IC 


" 4,... 


60 00 


U 


" 5,... 


6 80 


U 


" 9,... 


48 00 


U 


" 9,... 


14 15 


u 


" 10,... 


15 94 


u 


« 11,... 


124 50 


!,) " 


" 11,... 


1 80 



NEW HEARSES. 

Paid Tolman, Russell & Co., for 2 hearses,. . . $1,075 00 
Framing-ham and Lowell Railroad Co., 

freight on do., 21 60 

J. B. Emerson and Chas. Proctor, expense 

to Worcester, sponges, whips, &c, . . 18 45 $1,115 05 

Appropriation, $1,200 00 

Balance not expended, 84 95 

OTHER TOWN CHARGES. 

Paid State Aid, 13 months $731 00 

C. F. Badger, balance for 1873 125 00 

Overseers "of the Poor 2,966 00 

Samuel C. Hunt, balance for road scraper 40 00 

J. C. Butterfield, for armory rent 40 00 

Luther W. Blodi^ett, damages on highway 15 00 

G. W. and J. Whitney, " " 15 00 
Standard Lamp and Glass Pipe Co., lamps 

for town hall, North Chelmsford. ... 27 45 

D. McDonald, repairs, town hall at Centre 8 59 
J. C. Kittrcdge, cleaning well and grading 

at the Centre cemetery 13 15 

Jonathan Larcom, platform for well at 

the Centre cemetery 3 50 

Ziba Gay, pump and setting at Centre 

cemetery , 27 11 

Jonathan Larcom, guide-boards & railing 4 15 

H. A. Racicot, painting guide-boards. ... 4 00 

S. S. Sleeper, fencing gravel bank land. . 6 00 

E. P. Spalding, fencing land 5 00 

Smith Adams, moving offal 2 00 

A. S. Warren, fixing hearse-house, North 

Chelmsford 5 60 

Stone, Huse & Co., printing in 1873 .... 9 00 

" " " and advertising 27 50 

Bacheller, Dumas & Co., Collector's book 2 25 

L. Lamphere, care of town hall at Centre 7 50 

" ~ for fuel 4 00 

C. L. Fuller, care town hall, No. Chelm'fd 3 00 
E. F. Dupee, services and expenses on 

committee 222 00 

J. R. Fletcher, services and expenses on 

committee 19 50 

N. B. Edwards, services as committee. . , 7 00 

" " " " in 1873 5 00 

Amount carried forward :• $4,345 30 

2 



10 



Amount brought forward $4,345 30 

Paid J. B. Emerson, services of Appraisal Com., 8 00 
A. G. Parkhurst, services and expenses 

as constable 4 91 

Chas. L. Fuller, do ,...,. 38 00 

S. M. Macomber, do 15 00 

Geo. W. Whidden, do 26 25 

J. B. Emerson, do 41 90 

Charles Proctor, services as sexton 4 00 

Daniel P. Byam, " " 1 25 

Arthur H. Sheldon, '* « . , 7 50 

Dawson Pollard, " " 6 75 

Est. of S. E. Byam, " " 3 70 

J. B. Emerson, services as Assessor 73 00 

Ziba Gay, « " 36 50 

" " making copy of Assessors' book 18 00 

J. J. Hoyt, services as Assessor 80 00 

J. B. Emerson, services as Selectman .... 86 25 

Ziba Gay, " " .... 85 10 

J. J. Hoyt, " " .... 85 00 

J. B. Emerson, books, stationery, postage 6 15 

G. A. Parkhurst, services as Town Clerk 61 75 

" " books, stationery, postage 8 87 

E. H. Warren, services as Town Treasurer 60 00 

" « expenses «* <' 15 00 
J. AY. Perham, abatement, error in tax 

book, 1872 66 69 

J. A. Bartlett, do., 1873 49 75 

" " abatement for 1873 78 09 

" " balance collect'g taxes, '73 9 39 

A. Chamberlin, abatement 17 87 

" u for collecting taxes 197 77 $5,537 74 



RECAPITULATION, 

School Expenses for 1873 $1,188 40 

Public Schools 5,984 37 

School Expenses 596 19 

Roads and Bridges 2,043 13 

Special Repairs of Highways 281 19 

Well at School-house No. 5 108 96 

Receiving Tomb and Fence at So. Chelmsford 578 02 

Hearses . 1,115 05 

Other Town Charges 5,537 74 

Whole amount of orders drawn Feb. 23, 1875 $17,433 05 

Amount carried forward $17,433 05 



11 



Amount brought forward ; \ . , $17,433 05 

Amount of orders outstanding Feb. 23, 1875, 185 83 



Amount of orders paid by Treasurer Feb. 22, 1875 $17,247 22 



J. B. EMERSON, ) Selectmen 

ZIBA GAY, I of 

J. J. HOYT, ) Chelmsford. 



REPORT OF THE OVERSEERS OF THE POOR, 

Foe 1874;- 

Cash received of Treasurer, $2,966 00 

l \ " Proceeds of Town Farm, .... 513 22 

Paid A. Street & Son, Supt., services to 

March 1, 1875, $450 00 

Hospital at Taunton, for board of Daniel 

Gilligan, one year, to January 1, 1875, 200 50 
Hospital at Northampton, for board of 
C. N. Seamens, one year, to January 

1, 1875, 194 00 

Hospital at Northampton, for board of 
M. McKeon, one year, to January 

1, 18/5, 205 75 

Hospital at Worcester, for board of Mrs, 

S. E. Mansfield 40 00 

For aid of Rachel Marshall, at Lowell,. - 52 00 

" " " Mrs. C. F. Hayden, at Lynn,. 33 00 

" '" " Richard Mealy, at Lowell,. . . 6100 
" Entertainment of transient paupers 

at North Chelmsford, 24 50 

" Entertainment of transient paupers 

at West Chelmsford, 10 00 

Funeral expenses of Margaret Jardine, . , 10 00 

For medical attendance on A. H. Kemp, 91 50 

" " " on inmates, 59 83 

" Stock, , 265 00 

'• Groceries and provisions, 733 98 

" Hay and grain, 249 37 

" Clothing, bedding, &c, , 44 25 

" Furnace', 225 00 

" Labor, tools, &c, 48 96 

" Lumber, posts, &c, 56 46 

" Wheelwright and blacksmith work,. 76 05 

" Seven and one-half tons of coal,. ... 68 96 

" Stock and labor, painting, 72 08 

" Taxes on Town Farm, 67 08 

Amounts carried forward $3,479 22 $3,339 22 



Amounts brought forward , $3,479 22 $3,339 22 

Paid Geo. O. Bynm, services and expenses as 

Overseer of the Poor, 65 00 

J. T. Smart, services and expenses as 

Overseer of the Poor, , 50 00 

David Whitney, services and expenses 

as Overseer of the Poor, 25 00 

$3,479 22 $3,479 22 

Amount drawn from Treasury, f 2,966 00 

Appraised value of personal property, 1873, 1,562 85 

$4,528 85 
Appraised value of personal property, 1874, . . 1,861 15 

Cost of support of the poor, exclusive of interest on 

farm, stock and tools, $2,667 70 

Number of transient paupers assisted, 466 

At an estimated cost of $358 50 



APPRAISAL 

Of Personal Property at Town Farm, February 19, 1875. 

One horse, $225 00 

Two new milch cows, 165 00 

Three spring cows, 165 00 

Two swine, 25 00 

Twenty fowls, 15 00 

Hay and grain, 117 20 

Farm implements, 387 05 

Wood and lumber, 75 50 

Provisions, 125 15 

Household furniture, 561 25 

$1,861 15 

GEORGE O. BYAM,) n , ,. 

J. T. SMART, [ °™^ s °f the 
D. WHITNEY, ) roor - 



REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF THE TOWN 
OF CHELMSFORD, 

For Fiscal Year ending March 1st 1875. 

Your Treasurer charges himself with 

Cash balance as per report of last annual settlement,. . . . $4,142 80 

And with moneys received as follows : 

Of State Treasurer, on account of State aid for 1873, 704 00 

" " " Corporation tax for 1874,. .. 1,287 50 

" « " National Bank tax for 1874,. 2,057 91 

" " " Contagious diseases, 112 00 

'« " " Income of Mass. School Fund 257 49 

" " " Armory rent, 90 00 

County " " Dog licenses, 277 02 

Lowell City Treasurer, on account of annexation of 

Middlesex Village, 1,500 00 

J. W. Perham, Collector for 1872, balance on account 

of taxes, 116 23 

J. A. Bartlett, Collector for 1873, balance on account 

of taxes, 2,001 81 

J. A. Bartlett, Collector for 1873, interest on same,. . 122 58 
Adams Chamberlin, Collector for 1874, on account of 

taxes, 18,094 59 

Adams Chamberlin, Collector for 1874, on account of 

interest, 148 36 

A. G. Green and S. Hagerman, one year's interest on 

note, : . . . . 182 00 

J. B.Emerson, on ac. of sale of wall at South Village^. 10 00 

Levi Lamphere, for use of Centre Town Hall, 7 50 

C. L. Fuller, for use of Town Hall at N. Chelmsford^. 26 00 

N. B. Edwards, for tuition of pupils from Westford, . 9 50 

Geo. M. Elliott, returned insurance premium,. ....... 37 44 

Dawson Pollard, sale of Cemetery Lots at West 

Chelmsford, 19 50 

Money hired for use of Town (as permanent loan,) . . 500 00 

" " " " (as temporary loan,) . . 2,500 00 

Total,. i ; $34,204 23 



15 



And is credited by 



Cash paid State tax for 1874, $2,460 00 

" " On account of Town orders, 17,247 22 

" " Yearly interest on Town notes, 1,161 50 

" " Town notes (permanent loan,) 9,000 00 

" " Additional interest on same, 123 34 

" " On account of temporary loan, 2,500 00 

" " As discount or interest on same, 39 38 

Balance in treasury at date, 1,672 79 



Total, $34,204 23 

Respectfully submitted by 

E. H. WARREN, 

Treasurer, 
February 22nd, 1875. 



The undersigned have examined the above report of the Town 
Treasurer, and find it properly vouched, and correctly cast. 

JOSEPH WARREN, ( Committee to 
N. B. EDWARDS, \ settle with 
J. J. HOYT, ( Town Treasurer, 



FINANCIAL CONDITION OF THE TOWN, 

February 22, 1875. 

The undersigned, a Committee to settle with 
the Treasurer, find, from his books, that 
the Town is indebted, on demand notes, \ 

bearing interest at 6 per cent 110,450 00 

For interest on said notes to Feb. 22, 1J875. . . 361 80 

They also find, from his books and reports of 
other town officers, that the Town owes 
for outstanding orders and estimated 
liabilities 430 00 

And that there is due the Town from 

A. Chamberlin, Collector, for taxes, 1874 $3,732 59 
" " " interest on do. 108 86 

State, for State Aid 782 00 

B. F. Hodges & others, note and interest 2,617 68 
Book Agency, for cash and books on hand 277 00 
Treasurer, " on hand 1,672 79 

Balance, indebtedness of the Town, 2,050 88 

$11,241 80 $11,241 80 

There is also owing for legal services and expenses, in suit still 
pending, an amount not ascertained, and not estimated in this state- 
ment. 

JOSEPH WARREN, 

N. B. EDWARDS, y Committee. 

J. J. HOYT,